John Jay

A passion for working with performance pigeons turns into lessons of freedom.


While pigeons are far from being the most popular or admired animal, the bird has a long history and relationship with humankind. Over the centuries- pigeons have acted as pets, messengers, a source of food, and sacred symbols. Compton resident John Jay curiosity for pigeons started at the age of 9 after observing a neighbor raise them.

His interest developed over time and today he both raises and trains dozens of performance pigeons.